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Peter Flood mom and calf

Emergency Petition Seeks to Shield Right Whale Moms, Calves From Vessel Strikes

For Immediate Release, November 1, 2022 WASHINGTON-Conservation groups filed an emergency rulemaking petition with the...
The Yushin Maru catcher ship of the Japanese whaling fleet injures a whale with its first harpoon attempt, and takes a further three harpoon shots before finally killing the badly injured fleeing whale. Finally they drowned the mammal beneath the harpooon deck of the ship to kill it.  Southern Ocean.  07.01.2006

Moves to overturn whaling ban rejected

Last week, the 68th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC, the body that regulates...

Nearly 500 whales die in New Zealand

The number of pilot whales that have died following a mass stranding in New Zealand...

200 pilot whales killed in latest Faroese slaughter

More than 200 pilot whales have been slaughtered in Sandagerði (Torshavn) in the Faroe Islands....

Shipping giant COSCO bans transport of whale and dolphin products

Worldwide shipping company, COSCO has announced that it will no longer transport whale meat or related products on its vessels.

The global container shipping giant also stated that it will not carry shark fin related products either and will adopt stricter monitoring and regulation to ensure this policy is carried out.  

COSCO has immediately ceased all bookings and shipments of dolphin, shark, and whale related products and said that it is ‘committed to…protect the environment in order to fulfil its social responsibilities.’ 

The news is a further blow to the whaling industry and comes just as reports have surfaced about a  possible attempt  to ship whale meat from Iceland to Japan.